Press Shia – Sunni clerics and communities deplored Saudi Arabia for killing and wounding hundreds of Yemeni civilians in the Saturday airstrike against a mourning ceremony in Sana’a, calling on the international community to break silence on Riyadh’s crimes.

Press Shia Agency – "Saudi Arabia has inflicted a heavy blow to Islam by its extremism, and its crimes will lead to nothing but disgrace and global hatred of the regime," the Iranian Sunni leaders said on Monday.

 

Sheikh Shafeyee Tashayyokh, the Friday prayers leader of Giahdan and head of Qeshm Island's religious school, for his part, blamed the US, Israel and Britain for the terrorist acts and crimes committed against Muslims by their puppets in the region, including Saudi Arabia.

 

The Iranian Sunni clerics condemned the savage attack, and called on the international community and human rights organizations to show a firm reaction to Riyadh's crimes against the innocent Yemeni people.

 

Other Sunni clerics who deplored Saudi Arabia's massacre of Yemeni civilians in Sana'a included Sheikh Mohammad Sadiq Bahjat, Sheikh Ahmad Khonaji, Ahmad Alizadeh and Hossein Bazmandegan.

 

The Sunni communities and clerics in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Lebanon have also condemned the Saudi crimes, specially the recent airstrikes on Sana'a.

 

Reports from Yemen's capital said on Saturday that over 700 people were killed or wounded in massive air raids by the Saudi-led coalition warplanes.

 

The airstrikes targeted a hall where people were paying their last respects to the father of Yemen's Interior Minister Jalal Al-Rouyshan who is also the chief of staff of former President Ali Abdullah Salih.

 

A second strike hit exactly the same region as people rushed to aid those injured in the first round of air assault.

 

Also, the Saudi warplanes staged massive airstrikes on a ceremony on the house of Sheikh Abu Shwareb, inflicting tens of casualties on the civilians who had gathered for a ceremony at his residence.

 

The airstrikes killed at least 213 people, and wounded more than 534.

 

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 11,300 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.

 

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

 

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster.

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